‘SNL’: Ayo Edebiri To Host In February With Jennifer Lopez Set As Musical Guest

Fresh from the awards circuit, where she picked up an Emmy Award and a Golden Globe, Ayo Edebiri is set to host Saturday Night Live for the first time.

The Bear star will host the venerable NBC show February 3 and will be joined by musical guest Jennifer Lopez.

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Edebiri started her career in stand-up before going on to write on a number of comedy shows such as The Rundown with Robin Thede, Sunnyside and Big Mouth before working on Apple’s Dickinson and then landing the role of Sydney on The Bear.

She also has SNL connections; she previously hosted a comedy show with Ben Marshall, who is now one of the members of SNL acting and writing troupe Please Don’t Destroy.

Lopez, meanwhile, has appeared on the show numerous times including three appearances as musical guest and three times as host. Her new album, This Is Me… Now, comes out February 16.

This weekend’s show will be hosted by Dakota Johnson with musical guest Justin Timberlake.

Saturday Night Live is produced in association with Broadway Video. The creator and executive producer is Lorne Michaels.

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